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Fandor CEO Ted Hope will deliver this year’s keynote speech for the Prime Time conference in Ottawa in March 2015, organizers said Thursday.
Hope will set the tone for the annual gathering of Canadian indie producers as they navigate a fast-changing entertainment business by telling filmmakers to seize the potential of aggregated communities to help finance, create and distribute their work.
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Hope, a co-founder of Good Machine and This Is That and whose credits include 21 Grams, In the Bedroom and American Splendor, now heads up Fandor, an SVOD platform for indie cinema. He also served as executive director of the San Francisco Film Society, leaving that post at the end of 2013.
The annual Prime Time conference, organized by the Canadian Media Production Association, representing indie producers, will make additional speaker and panel announcements in the coming months.
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